The Association of Bomi Citizens (ABC) and their affiliates recently presented an assortment of books and other items to the administration of the C. H. Dewey High School in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.
According to the president of the association, Jonathan Armah Baxter, the items included English writing and skills, Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition, Entrepreneur books, among others.
He said the presentation was their “widow’s might” to upgrade the standard of education in their country. “These materials are meant for the students and therefore we are glad that we can make our presentation,” he said.
Baxter revealed that the materials also included five computers and 40 other English and other educational materials which were presented by the Head of the delegation, Pastor Richard Cole.
Pastor Cole said ABC is happy to present the donation to C.H. Dewey’s administration for the use of the students.
Principal Kieh W. Wisseh who received the items on behalf of the school’s administration, in the presence of the vice principal for administration Joseph K. Sneh, along with country education officer Mrs. Edelyn A. Twin and Mrs. Edith Kiemokai, district education officer, commended ABC for the donation, promising to use them for their intended purpose.
Ms. Frances C. Caldwell, secretary general of ABC told the Daily Observer that it is the second donation that ABC has made since it was organized after the death of Mark Fino, who hailed from Bomi County.
She said their next target is to provide resources to assist the blind in Bomi County, noting that their first donation went to the Tubmanburg Government Hospital.
“We saw the need to assist at the time and we did provide as much as our organization could spend on the government hospital in Tubman,” she said.
Meanwhile, Baxter said while the organization aims to unite citizens of Bomi, it is open to other Liberian citizens and friends to become affiliates for the common purpose.
Presently, he said there are a little over 60 members in the organization, including those in the diaspora.